The Academic Staff Union of Universities has asked her members to prepare for strike action following the inability of the Federal government to implement the agreements signed in 2009, 2012, 2017, and most recently, 2019.
The union berated the Federal government saying they were known for breaching contracts but this time, the union is ready to challenge them heads on.
The union through the chairman ASUU University of Ibadan, Professor Dele Omole said the Federal government is not appreciative of the efforts of the University lecturers to standardise Nigeria’s education system, instead, they come up with frivolous threats to scare them.
Professor Omole accused the Federal government of deliberately undermining the effort of lecturers and using the IPPIS enrolment as a smokescreen to cover their failure to implement agreements.
He said his members have been mobilised for a strike and this could happen anytime from now.
Recall that the Federal government had threatened to withdraw the salaries of lecturers who fail to enroll in the IPPIS scheme. The government has however not carried out this threat for fear that ASUU would go on an indefinite strike.
Written By Omeike, Udochi Adachuks.